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Function keys not working on E15 Gen 2 & linux

I keep on trying different distributions on my E15 Gen 2 laptop. Fedora, KDE Neon, now Kubuntu 20.04 (want to upgrade to 20.10) when it will be ready. First thing is always to install a recent kernel that will not prevent the system coming back from sleep mode. It can be done by following instructions […]

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KDE Neon 20.04 on Thinkpad E15 Gen 2

KDE Neon is my prefered KDE based distro. For the installation on my Thinkpad E15 Gen 2, I used the latest image (neon-user-20200910-0945 at that time). The image is running a 5.4 kernel and the amdgpu is not correctly managed, so I needed to boot in safe graphics mode. After installation I downloaded the latest […]

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Thinkpad E15 G2 and linux

I recently bought a thinkpad E15 G2, with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor, 16GB RAM and 512 SSD. I use it as my main computer and installed Fedora 32 on it right after unboxing (windows only booted once on this machine) The system is running fine, all my applications are working well: Docker installation: https://fedoramagazine.org/docker-and-fedora-32/ […]

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Jellyfin and docker a Plex alternative on Synology NAS

I am using Plex package on my Synology DS918+ for a long time now with a paying plex pass. I wanted to find an open source alternative which provides me a some features like user management, a decent mobile client, controlled access to library, etc… Jellyfin Demo Jellyfin seems to provide all what I need. […]

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Filelight to check disk usage

Filelight is a great application to see instantly your computer’s disk usage. With few clicks you can check where are the biggest files and directories and clean what you want to save disk space.

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Black image with skype for linux on macbook and ubuntu

This kernel module enables the macbook webcam on linux. On my Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Cheese works perfectly with the webcam. Skype for linux works also but the video shows the “facetimehd” camera name with a black image. The problem is the way Chromium (yes skype for linux relies on chromium…) handles the camera resolution, for […]

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Jitsi private video conferencing on synology NAS

In these days of physical isolation I wanted to spend my free time to check and implement a videoconferencing solution for my private use. After googling I found Jitsi and in few minutes I was able to setup a test environment on my computer using docker. I wanted to implement this on my Synology NAS (DS918) […]

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Homebrew install on Catalina

Homebrew can be install easily on catalina: xcode-select –install Accept the installation of the command line developer tools. /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" Check the installation with: brew -v

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Clamav for Nextcloud on Docker

I am using a Nextcloud docker container for several years on my own NAS to synchronize my files and stay away from dropbox, google drive, etc… I share this nextcloud installation with some family members and I want to make sure the file upload is going through an antivirus. Nextcloud comes with an antivirus application. You […]

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How to change Ubuntu gdm login resolution on a macbook

After installing ubuntu 19.10 on my macbook, I changed the resolution to 2560×1600 and scaling to 100% instead of the default 200%. Ubuntu supports very well the retina screen but the login screen was still at the old resolution after reboot. To have the same resolution during the login with gdm you need to copy the […]